This essay works from what John Robert (Háj) Ross called "the Assumption of Total Significance" to argue that the explicit naming of seasons in the Aeneid may serve not just to mark chronology, but also to add resonance.
Franko, George Fredric. "Seasons and Similes in the Aeneid." The Classical Bulletin 85.1 (2009) 49-59. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.hollins.edu/classicsfac/1.